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Ella Mawson

By Ella
On: 10th September, 2020

Our Favourite Wellbeing Holidays

  • Japan
  • The Indian Himalayas
  • The Dolomites
  • Italian Lakes
  • New Zealand
  • Namibia

Wellbeing holidays can mean something different to each of us. Maybe it's a stay in a serene beach resort that leaves you feeling perfectly pampered or a getaway in nature that gives you the chance to unwind and disconnect. Perhaps it's a glamorous getaway for one that you've been craving or…

woman tram lisbon

By Ella
On: 28th August, 2020

A Month in Lisbon: The Luxury of Long Holidays

  • Lisbon

In the era of budget flights and short-haul adventures, weekend getaways have never been easier. While we're big fans of those espresso-style Big Short Breaks for when you're short on time, there's something wonderfully luxurious about long holidays. More time in a destination means more…

Green park with flowers Amsterdam

By Ella
On: 21st August, 2020

Our Little Green Book: The Most Environmentally "Green" Cities in Europe

  • Lisbon
  • Copenhagen
  • Amsterdam
  • Stockholm
  • Berlin

What comes to mind when you think of green travel? Huge swathes of lush rainforest filled with all manner of exotic creatures? Pristine waterways without a single cruise ship in sight? How about a busy city filled with people and skyscrapers? Probably not the latter. While we're big…

couple snorkelling

By Ella
On: 21st July, 2020

Best Snorkelling Destinations in the World

  • Norway
  • Iceland
  • Gozo
  • Yucatan Peninsula
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • The Belizean Coast
  • Grenada
  • Maldives
  • Seychelles
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • Australia
  • Fiji
  • Egypt
  • Spice Islands & the Tanzanian Coast

There's a lot to love about snorkelling: it's suitable for all ages and abilities, requires little equipment and offers the chance to see a multitude of marine species closer to the surface. From the colourful reefs of Belize and Indonesia to the first underwater sculpture park in Grenada,…

hiker mountain silhouette

By Ella
On: 16th July, 2020

Once in a Lifetime Experiences

  • Venice
  • South Africa
  • Namibia
  • Antarctica
  • Paris

Planet Earth plays host to some seriously epic events. There are those that happen every year, such as Holi Festival (the world's most colourful celebration) and the Great Wildebeest Migration through Tanzania and Kenya (the largest overland migration in the world). And then there are the…

women road trip

By Ella
On: 8th July, 2020

Top Tips for Planning a Driving Holiday in Europe

  • France
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Italy

As the world opens up again for travel, we're willing to bet that road trips are going to be the big summer trend. If you're planning a driving holiday in Europe there's a lot to consider, from destinations to driving routes and from packing essentials to memorable activities along the way.…

family road trip luggage

By Ella
On: 2nd July, 2020

A First-Timer’s Guide to Travelling on the Eurotunnel

  • France
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Italy

If you're desperate to travel post-lockdown but the prospect of flying fills you with dread, we're here to offer an alternative: the Eurotunnel. Board this fantastic futuristic train (big enough to hold a full-sized lorry as well as a full fleet of family-filled cars) and you can whizz under…

travel globe

By Ella
On: 12th June, 2020

The Original Travel Quiz: Week 7

If there's one thing that the lockdown has taught us, it's that old-fashioned fun has become the new norm. A thousand-piece puzzle? Piece of cake. Knitting? A Friday night favourite. The Original Travel Quiz? Highlight of the week. We hope you've brushed up on your travel knowledge because…

fishermen myanmar

By Ella
On: 4th June, 2020

Philantourism: The Countries Most Reliant on Tourism and Why we Can’t Wait to go There Once Lockdown is Over

  • Zimbabwe
  • Kenya
  • Indonesia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Maldives
  • Seychelles
  • Australia
  • Belize
  • Caribbean
  • Turkey

At Original Travel, we're big believers in the power of tourism to help sustain captivating countries around the world. Many countries rely on tourism, whether it's because their economies depend on it, or because the lack of tourism during lockdown has led to an increase in illegal…

By Ella
On: 3rd June, 2020

The Original Travel Quiz: Week 6

It's week six of the Original Travel quiz. That means that you've already got five weeks of travel trivia training behind you and you're well on your way to becoming the next pub quiz champion when your favourite boozer throws open their doors once again. This week we're not going easy on…